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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: SQL consolidation

    All,

    I have seven SQL servers with 1 or 2 databases on each. I need to move the databases and consolidate them down to one or two servers. I am new to this and hear about detaching and attaching the databases. Is this the way to go? If so, can someone tell me how. I am sure it's not as simple as copying the way things are done in the Windows environment.

    Thanks

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    Cool


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  3. #3
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    Hello LKBrwn_DBA,
    Yes but how?
    Thank you very much for your time, best regards,
    Riccardo

  4. #4
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    backup and restore but you need to read about it...

    sp_dettach_db and sp_attach_db or whatever they are called but you need to read about it.

    do not use the copy database wizard because it is a painful POS.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    And read up on sp_change_users_login, too. That may come in very handy.

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